Start by marking “Working Stiff: Two Years, Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner” as Want to Read: Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. As described in the title, this. “Far from the magic we see on TV, Working Stiff describes forensic pathology in the real world. The book is a compelling and absorbing read.” (Kathy Reichs. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Far from the magic we see on TV, Working Stiff describes forensic pathology in the real world. The book is a compelling and.
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Working Stiff: Two Years, Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner, by Judy Read an excerpt:narebiglamix.ga Find out more about Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, MD, T.J. Mitchell at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more. “Working Stiff: Two Years, Bodies, and the Making of a Medical “Working Stiff” is not a groundbreaking book: It joins a long list of memoirs.
Why is this? What is gained from the book's case-based structure? What has been been lost—and what have the authors compromised—in choosing to tell a non-linear story? Was he right—is Dr.
Hirsch a saint, or a real character? What role does the theme of parenting play in the book?
Does being a parent make Dr. Melinek a better medical examiner? Was T. How does being a parent influence how you do or your colleagues do their job, or affect others you work with? Does Working Stiff have a story arc, or is the book just a collection of interesting if disparate death stories?
Does it matter? Does a memoir need a structural arc? What was the most interesting forensic fact you learned in the book?
Is this what you expected a medical examiner's training to be like? If so, did this desire change with time, after you had finished the book? Do you think it reflects the accepted medical opinion of her peers?
By Judy Melinek, M. Mitchell Scribner.
Melinek has put together with her husband, T. On television, as she ruefully points out, she would have been the sexy starlet in spike heels and a short skirt. In life, she was a harried mother of two in scrubs, gloves and a mask.
A personal experience with violent death — her father committed suicide when she was 13 — cast long shadows over her work. The World Trade Center towers fell not long after Dr.
The first pages concentrate on her routine duties. Most of Dr. Rather, they were often trapped during life in situations tragically ignored by others, only to become the focus of civic attention in death: The solitary addict, the reclusive adult and the abused child all wind up on her autopsy table.
There, too, land patients from hospitals all over the city for a final and finally accurate diagnosis. A host of grieving relatives also become Dr.
Too much decongestant medicine, perhaps? Bad sushi? Not infrequently, the pathologist must be a psychiatrist, too.The Disillusionment of an American Physician".
A lighter read for those who want to absorb rather than construct strong opinions. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you'll love. My father committed suicide at age thirty-eight.
The creak turns into a groan, and somebody yells. The steel boom had punched a foot-deep hole in the sidewalk when it came down on Friarson.
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